Our Board

Chairman – Ray Mutinda

Ray Mutinda is an Associate Professor of Tourism Planning and Development, the current Dean of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Murang'a University of Technology, and the Managing Director of Ziara Holidays Ltd.

Vice Chair – Alice Abok

Alice is a hospitality and tourism lecturer based at the Technical University Of Mombasa.

Sam Ikwaye

Secretary – Sam Ikwaye

Sam combines his business knowledge with hospitality skills and academic experience with industry practice. He lectures at specific universities in Mombasa while serving as Executive Officer of the Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers (KAHC) Coast Chapter. He is the former CEO of the Pubs, Entertainment, and Restaurants Association of Kenya (PERAK)) and is currently the President of the Federation of Kenya Employers – Coast chapter. His experience with these organizations and his expertise in the hospitality trade pivoted him to be a Certified Hotel Assessor for East African Community Hotels and Restaurants Classification Criteria. Sam earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a focus on social entrepreneurship.

Robert Kimani

Treasurer – Robert Kimani

Robert is a hospitality professional with over 16 years of operational experience in various local and international hotels in Kenya. Robert is a hospitality consultant working for Omani Limited based in Ngong, Kajiado County. He holds an MBA in Global Social Sustainable Enterprise from the United States International University – Kenya and a bachelor's degree in Tourism Management from Moi University.

Bentah Wafukoh

Assistant Treasurer – Bennetah Praise Wafukoh

Bennetah is a hospitality professional with over 20 years of experience with a proven ability to manage operations, general administration, logistics, and finance, as well as leading teams to achieve set targets and growth. She is a Food and Beverage Controller Officer at Sports Kenya which is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Diplomacy and International Relations at Atlantic International University. She holds a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management from Moi University and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Strathmore University.

Millicent Onditi

Assistant Secretary – Millicent Onditi

Millicent is a renowned chef who specializes in food safety, nutrition, and health gastronomy. She is a founder member of the Culinary Practitioners Association of Kenya (CPAK), an association that brings chefs together. She has extensive knowledge in hospitality training as a food production lecturer at Kenya Utalii College. Millicent’s diverse experience brings together training and operations to foster career growth and advancement. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management from Moi University and various diplomas and certificates from different training institutions.

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